An island nurse has been praised for her dedication in guiding health students through
Catherine Jacek has received received the 2016 Exceptional Mentor Award, on behalf
of University of Stirling and NHS Forth Valley.
Catherine, a mental health nurse covering Lewis and Harris, was nominated by nursing
student, Robert Murray.
He had undertaken a placement with Catherine through NHS Forth Valley, and subsequently
requested she supervise his final stage of training.
Nurse praised for mentoring trainee
4 February 2017
Catherine, a native of Barra and now living in Stornoway, has been part of the NHS
Western Isles community psychiatric nursing service team since 1994.
Fiona Doherty, of the University of Stirling, said the award was “ very high praise.”
She added: “Having a good mentor makes or breaks a placement for the students.”
Debbie Macrae, of the Western Isles NHS community psychiatric nursing team said:
“Catherine is very important to our local team, in fact Catherine guides us on the
paperwork required for all our student placements, which is a very lengthy process
“She puts an awful lot of work into it and her achievement is very well deserved.”